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Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

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In this 32-lecture video course, Dr. Anthony Goodman puts a solid understanding of human anatomy and physiology easily. You'll learn to see the structure and functioning of our bodies as an awesome, integrated unity, a perspective that reveals the logic and symmetry of the human organism with compelling clarity.
DVD
2003
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The Bionic Body

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Shows advancements in repairing the human body with new technology.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Superhuman Body: The Future of Medicine

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"We are entering the 21st century with bodies that were designed for the Stone Age. But the dream of becoming superhuman may become reality this century. In this ground-breaking six-part series, see how pioneers at the cutting edge of medicine are harnessing the human body's extraordinary capacity for self-repair and reinvention with amazing results."--Container.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Human Nervous System

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Describes the functions of the nervous system. The nervous system monitors and maintains all body functions, and at the same time interprets information about our surroundings supplied by the senses. The brain, which is the most important part of the nervous system, has often been compared to a computer, but a computer cannot match the sophisticated analysis and decision making of the human brain. Covers the workings of the nervous system and its main parts, especially the sensory neuron and the brain. Shows how the nervous system works to regulate various body activities.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Intimate Universe: The Human Body

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In 8 episodes, this series shows a detailed pictorial analysis of the growth and development of the human body. State-of-the-art medical and biological photography enables physicians' comments to be illustrated by location filming. Aspects include: pre-birth, birth, toddlers, teenagers, adults, growing old, death.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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The Human Body: Appearance, Shape and Self-Image

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As the title implies, covers basically the attitudes of primarily young people toward their bodies. The rationale behind tattooing and body piercing is taken up, as is anorexia in young women.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Incredible Human Machine

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Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body.
VHS
1993; 1975
Ivy (By Request)
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Superpeople [electronic resource]

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Presents deep water divers who can hold their breath for over 5 minutes; people with extraordinary memories; new tests to predict altitude sickness; and the effects of weighlessness on the human body.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Bionic Body [electronic resource]

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Shows advancements in repairing the human body with new technology.
Online
2005; 2001
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Displaying Dead and Different Bodies: Spectacle/Sideshow/Education?

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Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. (Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics, and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) discussed the ways in which humans think of and view "bodies." Dr. Wolpe illustrated with what he termed the "misshapen body" (such as the specimens on display at the Mütter Museum), the "reconstructed body" (such as cloned animals and the Body Worlds exhibitions of plastinated human bodies) and the "deconstructed body" (such as gender changing surgeries). Melanie A. McCollum, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Medical Education, Department of Cell Biology, and Course Director, Gross and Developmental Anatomy, University of Virginia) talked about the importance of bodies for learning and the [...]
DVDOnline
2007
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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First to Last [electronic resource]

Starting with a water birth shot in slow motion and featuring a stunning graphics sequence that goes inside the chambers of the heart, this program focuses on the countless small miracles the human body performs minute by minute in order to stay alive. Viewers learn how an infant's first breath leads to a rewiring of its entire circulatory system - and meet a diver who can hold his breath for up to nine minutes, a man who can swim in glacial lakes so cold they would kill a normal person, and a woman who has lived on a diet of crackers for ten years. The video also demonstrates what happens when the body finally fails.
Online
2011
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Hostile World [electronic resource]

With each inhalation, human beings take in potentially lethal microbes, while life-sustaining sunlight can also cause irreparable damage to DNA. This program explains how the body defends itself against these and other threats. Viewers are introduced to a bull jumper whose muscles give him the strength to avoid a violent death, a 3-year-old whose internal army fights off the flu, and a man who gets injured constantly to earn his living. The video also includes incredible footage of Richard Edwards' radical double hand transplant as it shows how surgeons use medical expertise to exploit the body's natural healing abilities.
Online
2011
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Building Your Brain [electronic resource]

The human brain is so sophisticated it takes more than 20 years to mature, making brain remodeling an essential part of growing up, as this program shows. Viewers find out how a newborn baby makes sense of the world - and meet a 1-year-old who copes with only half a functioning brain, Moken "sea gypsy" children who train themselves to see clearly underwater, a Vietnamese girl who speaks 11 different languages, and a 13-year-old stock car racer who proves that teenagers like to take risks. The video also looks at scans that display just how many brain connections are lost between the ages of 11 and 20.
Online
2011
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Scientists Announce a Rough Mapping of the Human Genome [electronic resource]

In one of the most ambitious and expensive biology projects ever, scientists from around the world have been working for years on mapping the human genome. This ABC News report examines the breakthrough in deciphering the chemical code that controls how the human body is built and how it operates.
Online
2000
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Thinking Small for a Big Disease [electronic resource]

The future of cancer therapies will be on the cellular level. In this ABC News report, Dr. Timothy Johnson discusses with Dr. Nancy Davidson the advances in personalized or targeted therapies. These advances have reduced the mortality rate of those diagnosed with certain types of cancer and enabled the U.S. to have more than ten million cancer survivors.
Online
2008
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Expanding Universe [electronic resource]

Amidst the rich natural history of the United States, Professor Brian Cox encounters the astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. Every animal on Earth experiences the world in a different way, using a unique suite of senses to detect its physical environment. Tracing the evolution of these mechanisms is a story that takes us through life's journey-from single-celled organisms to more complex, sentient beings. Brian finds that over the course of 3.8 billion years, the senses have driven life in new directions and may, ultimately, have led to our own curiosity and intelligence.
Online
2013
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The World's Highest Clinical Laboratory [electronic resource]

There can be few places on earth as hostile to life as Mount Everest. The human body is simply not made for the icy, thin air found at such altitudes, air that makes blood more viscous and alters brain and lung functions. But by studying the changes in the body caused by conditions on the world's tallest mountain, a European team of doctors is convinced it can develop new treatments for the critically ill.
Online
2011
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Winterlab Cold Intolerance [electronic resource]: Treating Cold Sensitivity

For most of us, having to venture out in the bitter winter cold is a matter of bundling up from head to toe in warm clothes. But some people have an extreme sensitivity to the cold - where just stepping outside causes severe pain in the hands and feet. See how physical therapists are using a unique lab where it is always winter to help people who suffer in the chilly months.
Online
2014
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Sabrina's Law [electronic resource]: Fighting Deadly Food Allergies

On September 29, 2003, Sara Shannon handed her daughter Sabrina five dollars for lunch, gave her a quick kiss, and watched her walk into her school in Pembroke, Ontario. Four hours later she was standing in the emergency room watching helplessly as doctors and nurses struggled to save her daughter's life. Only 13 years old, Sabrina Shannon died a day later of complications brought about by anaphylactic shock from eating french fries served in the school cafeteria. Although she had eaten the school's french fries before, this time the cafeteria was also serving poutine - fries with a topping of gravy and curd cheese. All it would take is for the same tongs to be used in both dishes to set off Sabrina's anaphylactic reaction to dairy. Sabrina's Law talks to representatives from the ana [...]
Online
2007
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Epigenetics [electronic resource]: How Food Upsets Our Genes

Why are girls entering puberty at progressively younger ages? Why are the rates of heart attack, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes rising? This program examines growing indications that food affects our genes-a concept vitally important to the science of epigenetics. Viewers encounter a wide range of experiments, case studies, and historical evidence, including Dutch birth records and testimonials from WWII that point to the epigenetic effects of starvation. Findings from animal and human nutritional studies, as well as evidence involving diet habits and environmental threats around the globe, are also presented. DNA methylation, the "on-and-off switch" of the epigenome, and other important concepts are featured.
Online
2009; 2008